Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday sanctioned Rs 16 crores for the development of religious institutions in different districts of the state. The sanctioned amount will be provided from the Special Problem Funds, he stated.
According to the decision of the state government, a sum of Rs 2 crore will be provided to the Jesus Christ Church of Satya Nagar and Mother Merry Catholic Church in the city.
The government has also released the amount from the special fund for mosques also. While Rs 2 crore has been sanctioned for Capital mosque at Unit 4 here, Rs 2 crore each has been sanctioned for Odia Baptist Church at Mission road, Cuttack and Kadam-e-Rasool mosque at Dargha Bazar respectively.
The Chief Minister has also sanctioned Rs One crore each for Fakirabad Markazi mosque, Kendrapara, Old Bazar Jama Masjid, Bhadrak, Paltan Masjid, Sambalpur, Sambalpur St Joseph Cathedral (Roman Catholic), Jamia Masjid, Berhampur Bhapur Bazar, Giri Road Odia Baptist Church(CNI), Rourkela Bishop Missionary (Roman Catholic) and Sunni Jama Masjid at Rajgangpur.